Opera"s First Master The Musical Dramas of Claudio Monteverdi (AMADEUS) by Mark Ringer

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  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Opera,
  • Italy,
  • Music Of The 17th Century,
  • Theater - General,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Monteverdi, Claudio,,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Genres & Styles - Opera,
  • Music / Opera,
  • Performing Arts / Theater / General,
  • 17th century,
  • Operas,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • 1567-1643

Edition Notes

Book details

SeriesUnlocking the Masters
ContributionsClaudio Monteverdi (Composer)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8742152M
ISBN 101574671103
ISBN 109781574671100

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Claudio Monteverdi () was the first great opera composer and is often hailed as the creator of modern music. His genius was often likened to that of Mozart, Wagner, and Verdi, but in many 2/5(1). Amadeus Press; Book & CD edition (22 December ) Pompton Plains and Cambridge ISBN: (Unlocking the Masters Series, No.

1) $ Mark Ringer: Opera’s First Master: The Musical Dramas of Claudio Monteverdi Paperback: pages. This book is a great reference for opera viewers. What to expect from this book: Character names (helps you keep everybody straight in those Operas First Master book with big casts) -General background information (setting time and place, first performance date, who wrote the music and libretto, and the literature it is based when applicable) -Some background information about the opera, its creation, its /5.

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In the first public opera house in the world opened in Venice, and by at least 16 more theaters were built and hundreds of operas produced. In Venice, two of Monteverdi's best-known works, the early La Favola d'Orfeo (The Tale of Orpheus, ) and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea, ), were performed.

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